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16 takes on Korean society


Published 2006


Synopsis
The relocation and expansion of the US military base in Pyeongtaek, Saemangeum tidal flat embankment, Dr. Hwang's stem cell research, video horse race track, casinos in a dead mining town, workers struggling against labor casualization, conscientious objectors of mandatory military service, revision of the Private School Act, people's resistance to the APEC Summit and WTO Ministerial, the struggle of women peasants, the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement, the US military's strategic flexibility... The Republic of Korea is going mad!

Production Note
“What kind of world are we living in?” Not an easy question to answer at the threshold of the 21st century. An almost impossible question to answer in Korean society, where random incidents that defy common sense occur on a daily basis. This work is a compilation of Korean independent documentarists' and media activists' take on the many aspects of Korean society. It's a maiden attempt to collect and reassemble all these aspects - some of them from the past and others ongoing - in order to document the present world we live in.


Run time 110min
Producer 16 indie documentarists and media activists
Production Company 16 takes project team
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language korean with english subtitle
Contact Information * website(korean): http://www.newscham.net/Furnaces/intro.html<br> * webpage(english): http://gomediaction.net/international/?q=node/12<br> * contact for international distribution/screening: dongwon, jonairship AT gmail.com

Credits

Executive Producer & Director
이마리오
Directors
이훈규
오종환
이재수
태준식
최은정
김천석
전경진
나루
김환태
권우정
조두영
조대희
최세일
박일헌
이수정
정일건
Writer
나루
주현숙
이마리오
CG
만우
Design
최정미
Music selection
이지은
Sound mixing
표용수
Translation
Julie Cho
Distribution
김화범
(Association of Independent Film & Video)
Production support
MediAct
Association of Independent Film & Video
Documentary division of
Association of Independent Film & Video
Thanks to
김희철
최하동하
강준상
허경
시와
RTV
Music
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Producer
불타는 필름의 연대기 project team

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